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Court of Appeal sets IPoB leader, Nnamdi Kanu free

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…Fails to speak on IPoB’s proscription

Nigeria’s  Court of Appeal, yesterday,  set the  leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB), Nnamdi Kanu free.

Presiding judge, Justice Jummai Hanatu discharged and acquitted Mr. Kanu of all seven-count charge leveled against him by the Federal Government (FG) of Nigeria.

The appellate court struck out all the FG cases against him on grounds that his rights were grossly violated   in the manner he was taken from Kenya and delivered in Nigeria without due process.

Justice Hanatu in her judgment, accused FG of “serious abuse of power” in the manner it extracted Kanu from Kenya and rendered him in Nigeria, and dubbed his continued trial by government prosecution an act of “executive recklessness” which “the  court will not shy away from calling the executive to order” for.

However, the appellate court judgment did not speak on the proscription of IPoB given the existence of a court decision on it which has not been set aside.

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